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Gobi Kofta Curry Recipe

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Gobi Kofta Curry

Gobi Kofta Curry

Kofta is an Indian dish of savoury balls of finely grated vegetables or minced meat mixed with a variety of spices which are deep-fried and then prepared in a gravy.

In this recipe, we are using finely grated cauliflower (gobi). The dish is similar to vegetable Manchurian, but instead of using arrowroot or cornflour as a binding agent we are using besan (brown chickpea flour).

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Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

1 hour

1 hour 15 min

4 servings


For the koftas:

  • 1 cup (150 grams) finely grated gobi (cauliflower)
  • 4 tbsp besan (gram flour)
  • 2 medium potatoes, boiled and peeled
  • 1 chopped green chillies
  • 1 inch ginger, grated
  • 1 to 1 1/2 tbsp hara dhania (cilantro), finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder

For the gravy:

  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 2 medium onions, pureed
  • 7 to 8 garlic cloves, pureed
  • 3 medium tomatoes, pureed
  • 1 green chilli, pureed
  • 1 inch ginger, pureed
  • 1 tsp or to taste salt
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp kitchen king masala (optional)
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves)
  • 750 ml or as needed water
  • 1-2 tsp hara dhania (cilantro), chopped


  1. In a mixing bowl, add the grated cauliflower, besan, mashed boiled potatoes, chopped green chilli, grated ginger grated and cilantro. Mix well.
  2. Add in the salt, garam masala, red chilli powder, coriander powder and mix well. Take a little of the mixture in the hand and mould into round balls. Set aside.
  3. In a kadahi (wok), heat the oil for frying the koftas on medium heat. Reduce the heat to low-medium and deep fry the koftas in batches until they turn golden. Set the fried koftas aside.
  4. In a pan, heat the oil on medium heat then put in the pureed onions and garlic and fry until golden. Keep the heat on medium-high.
  5. Add in the tomato, green chilli and ginger puree. Mix well. Add the salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder and garam masala. Stir until the spices combine. Keep the heat on medium.
  6. Add the kitchen king masala then mix again. Stir-cook for 5 minutes.
  7. Add the kasuri methi and mix again. Cook the masala until the oil starts to separate out.
  8. Add in the water and mix until well combined with the masala. Add a little hara dhania. Keep the heat on low-medium and let the mixture come to a boil. Cover with a lid and cook for 10 minutes stirring in between. Adjust the water quantity as per the gravy consistency you want.
  9. Arrange the koftas in a serving bowl and pour the prepared gravy over it. Serve with roti or rice.

Gobi Kofta Curry Recipe

© 2020 Rajan Singh Jolly

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